The Freemax Twister is a modern stick-type device, that combines the Freemax Fireluke 2 tank with a variable wattage tube shaped mod. It’s a DTL vaping kit that promises great flavour and more features than your average pen vape. It also offers great value compared to many tank and mod set ups so could be a very affordable introduction to variable wattage vaping. The kits comes in some snazzy designs and colours, I have the red and black edition here to test. I’ve read very good comments about the coils in the Fireluke 2 tank, so I’m expecting good things.
The UK TPD edition comes with the Freemax Twister 80W Mod paired with a matching Fireluke 2 Tank which holds 2ml of e-liquid. It’s not the shortest stick vape around but it’s a good size at just over 24mm wide and around 150mm tall, tank and mod combined. There’s two coils included and both are mesh-types. Pre-installed is a TX2 0.2 ohm coil and as a spare, a TX1 0.15 ohm. You’ll also find a user manual and a standard USB charging cable, along with the warranty and usual paperwork. The mod features a 2300mAh built in battery and there’s a single button to fire the device.
Adjustment to the power is made by twisting the dial at the base of the battery stick. You can choose between 5 and 80w, so it could also be used with a wide range tanks and coils if you wanted. It’s a standard 510 connection at the top. There’s also an LED indicator behind the button that will show remaining battery life. As it drains, it changes from green to yellow and finally to red when you need to charge. Freemax Twister has many safety features such as over-charge, short circuit and overheating protection. Build quality of the tank and mod is really good. It feels chunky and solid without being too heavy and the machining and finish is excellent all round.
Filling the Fireluke 2 tank is really simple thanks to a patented ‘Slide-to-Open’ top-fill design. It uses a vent hole to speed up the filling process as well as preventing any leaking. I’m not sure exactly what it’s doing but I presume it allows the air to escape freely, rather than needing to escape from the fill hole. It does work well and even shoving in a large tip from a chubby bottle caused no issues at all. The press and slide design is simple and very effective.
I decided to test the fitted 0.2 ohm dual coil first, it’s rated for use between 40 and 80w. Both the X1 and X2 coils have wicking that is “a patented 90% tea fibre cotton & 10% organic cotton formula.” I’m not really sure what that is but it does wick perfectly. Even pushing the coil to the 80w limit there was not even a hint of a dry hit. I found the sweet spot for me was around 55w. You don’t have to crank the power to get a good vape, and it is a very good vape indeed. Flavour and vapour production was excellent.
Next, I switched to the X1 single mesh coil. Rated at 40-90w the vape is similar but I felt it had a little more airflow through the large single coil. It gave a comparable vape experience though with great flavour and maybe just a little less vapour
The Fireluke 2 is an excellent tank. There’s a good range of airflow that’s easily adjusted from the airflow ring at the base of the tank. It has a good range of coils available, there’s another three coil options that aren’t included with the kit. They include the NX2 that uses lower power if battery life is important to you. The battery life on the Twister mod is good though and will last all but the heaviest users the best part of a day. If you do need to charge the battery you can vape while charging which is also convenient.
If you like the look of tube mods but want the added safety a regulated mod gives, then this would be a good choice. For a stick-type device there’s a lot of adjustment here not found on some other devices. Variable wattage, adjustable airflow and a great choice of coils all help to make the vaping experience. You also you won’t feel stuck with something that isn’t “quite right”. Overall the Freemax Twister is a fun looking, highly versatile kit.